2005-09-10

From Cbits to Qbits

Here's a really excellent article (available in several formats) by the physicist N. David Mermin of Cornell. It's intended to teach computerniks just enough mathematical quantum mechanics to understand quantum computing. I now feel like I grok it myself. The "Where is ħ‽" section near the end is particularly clever.

2 comments:

jasmine said...

what else is used in addition to 0's and 1's?

Anonymous said...

there are not only 0's and 1's but there are also 2's, 3's and 4's.